Featured Resources and Opportunities

NEW! Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Webpages

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Woman with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the latest Health Topic to be added to the NIAMS website. These new webpages, which are available in English and Spanish, provide a detailed overview of the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this common nerve condition.

Now Accepting Applications for the Science Education Partnership Award Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking applications for its Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program (PAR-23-137), which supports educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 to ensure that students and teachers from all communities and regions of the country have the opportunity to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SEPA also supports informal science education projects conducted in venues outside of the classroom, such as science centers, museums, and libraries.

SEPA is administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and more than 20 other NIH institutes, centers, and offices also participate.

Applications are due June 7, 2024. 

Identifying Appropriate Experts

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Woman working on a laptop

It’s hard to know who to trust these days. Deep fakes, AI-generated images, and bots can trick even the savviest of consumers. We must constantly be wary of potential hoaxes or misinformation. Discerning the reliability of a message or messenger has become routine. Many of the approaches we use in our daily lives can also be helpful when identifying an appropriate scientific expert or resource on issues related to health, wellness, or biomedical research in general.

Read these general principles to help people who are researching a health condition for themselves or their family; the principles are also relevant to health educators.

Find Recent and Upcoming Health Observances Information in English and Spanish

April
National Minority Health Month

May
National Women’s Health Week
Arthritis Awareness Month
Lupus Awareness Month
National Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

New Resources From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

New Healthy Living With Arthritis Episode
In the latest episode of the Healthy Living With Arthritis podcast, CDC expert Audrey Williams discusses tai chi for arthritis, an evidence-based intervention, and offers resources for finding virtual and in-person courses near you.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs
Check out a new video showcasing the value of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs from the CDC’s Arthritis Management and Well-Being Program.

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FDA Consumer Updates: Science-Based Health and Safety Information

Don’t Overuse Acetaminophen

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Man taking acetaminophen

You might not realize that more than 600 medications—both prescription and nonprescription (or over-the-counter)—contain acetaminophen to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Be cautious not to exceed the daily limit of acetaminophen, which can lead to overdose and severe liver damage. Learn more in this recent update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Lupus Therapies Continue to Evolve

Each year, as many as 16,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can be fatal. The FDA has funded several studies related to lupus and approved new therapies to help people with the disease live longer and better lives. Learn more.

New From NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

Starting this year, you can receive NIH MedlinePlus Magazine issues every month by email and online in PDF format, when you subscribe.

  • The latest issue explores cold weather wellness topics such as hypothermia and frostbite, eczema, winter viruses, and ear infections. 
  • It also features a closer look at the latest sleep research and ways to get better sleep. 

COVID-19 Updates: Keep up with the latest on COVID-19 with health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and research from NIH.